Collective Architecture’s latest housing development was handed over last month. 716 Argyle Street comprises of 44 flats and 6 houses for Sanctuary Housing Association as part of the 3rd phase of the regeneration of the Anderston area of Glasgow. 

The project has been shortlisted for ‘Affordable housing development of the year’ at this year’s Scottish Design Awards, due to be announced at the end of this month.

Photos by Andrew Lee Photography


The glorious sunshine in Glasgow today provided an opportunity for a final visit to our recently completed housing project on Argyle Street, Glasgow, before residents move in. 

The 6 and 5 storey development of flats, and 3 storey town houses forms part of the 3rd phase of the regeneration of Anderston, reinstating the original tenemental scale of the area. More information on the project can be found on our website

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A huge steel wire mural of Billy Conolly has been unveiled on a wall on the side of new flats in the Anderston area of Glasgow where the comedian was born and raised. The 20ft by 16ft artwork was was commissioned by Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association. It was created by artist Andy Scott as part of a regeneration project of the area. It shows Billy Connolly playing his banjo during his time with the band The Humblebums. (via Telegraph)


Today I visited 716 Argyle Street, the project which I worked on during my Part 1 year-out with Nick at Collective Architecture. The project consists of 44 flats, 5 townhouses and a commercial unit organised as three monolithic brick blocks with zinc infills. The site strategy proposes a new Anderston Cross, with the building modulating the scale from the 70’s slab blocks behind to a more tenemental scale. The fenestration is a play on the tenemental bay window, which expands and contracts when viewed obliquly, influencing the large-format openings and alternating side panels and thick/thin windows on the elevation. The building is currently under construction and is shaping-up brilliantly!

On a site visit to 716 Argyle street last week, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a look at the site from a cherry picker 11 storeys in the air. As our project starts to take shape the adjacent sites are being cleared for the next phases of the master plan. The pile of rubble (bottom right) is the remains of the 18 storey tower block demolished 2 weeks ago. 

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, 652-654 Argyle Street, Glasgow

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, 652-654 Argyle Street, Glasgow

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